Bushnell Tour X laser

In this unique device, you can get normal and slope adjusted distances

Golf Monthly Verdict

Yes it's expensive, but the Tour X is essentially to laser rangefinders in one. Plus, the accuracy and versatility on offer do a good job of justifying it. Switching faceplates is simple and the red slope version makes it clear to your playing partners which faceplate you’re using.

Reasons to buy
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    An excellent device that is easy to use and provides one of the longest and most accurate ranges. Jolt technology is reassuring and the faceplates are easy to switch.

Reasons to avoid
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    The manual focus needed to be used much more frequently than on the Tour V3. Some will struggle to justify the cost.

Golf Monthly's Bushnell Tour X review, a laser rangefinder that provides legal and slope-adjusted distances in one unit through adjustable faceplates

Key technology Bushnell’s newest rangefinder enables you to easily switch between slope- adjusted distances for practice, and traditional yardages for competitions using interchangeable faceplates. Jolt Technology gives you confirmation you have picked out the flag from the background. Its range reaches an impressive 1,300 yards, or 450 yards to a flag, with half-yards within 125 yards.

GPS and laser rangefinders of 2016

GM Review Having the option of also getting slope- adjusted yardages from a tournament-legal laser makes this a real niche product. It means you can now find out true yardages on deceptive par 3s during practice rounds, before swapping faceplates and playing legally in competitions.

Bushnell Tour X vs Bushnell Tour V3 laser rangefinders

The ability to flick between red and black crosshairs using the simple-to-operate Dual Display button makes a real difference when going from sky to a tree-lined background, or when conditions are overcast. The new ‘thumb space’ on the bottom makes this the most ergonomically designed Bushnell to date.

Bushnell has once again pushed the envelope with its faceplate technology. The slope-adjusted option provides great insight into how much hills and slopes affect the distance your shots travel without you also having to then shell out for a device you can use in competitions.

 

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.


One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.8.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and a Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x